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The Gaming PC As We Know It Is Doomed

Rahul Sood is the founder of VoodooPC and the chief technology officer (CTO) of HP's Global Gaming Business. In a recent blog entry, he essentially says the future of PC gaming is in efficiency.

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TheIneffableBob3585d ago

He's right, though.

Nobody wants to buy $5000 computers anymore. The average gaming computer will probably cost $500 to $1000 in the future.

GiantEnemyLobster3585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

for $700 I can build a PC equivalent to a $1500 Alienware, so it is your own damn fault if you're stupid enough to waste your money like that.

s2kphile3585d ago

I agree my $500 custom built pc can run with the best of them considering that I overclocked the CPU/GPU/Memory. But still gotta love those sites with those overprice PC's at least you can see what are the HIGH END parts are in computers today and laugh at the price when you see it cost 1/4 of what they charge. ahaha =)

bviperz3585d ago

because most hardcore PC gamers found it cheaper to build their own rig than pay 2x-5x the price for voodoo to build it. That and most devs are looking (and salivating) at WoW's profits and, well, I'm glad there's still Valve.

phosphor1123585d ago

whoever keeps writing these articles are stupid. Gaming started on PC's, it will end on PC's.

SaiyanFury3584d ago

@bviperz

That's exactly it. Most gamers tend to build their own computers rather than pay some exorbitant amount from a company like Dell or HP. So this HP guy has the impression that PC gaming is down. Not really, it's more like PC gamers want more bang for the buck and build their own rather than pay 2-3 times as much for hardware they have little control over. PC gaming has been around about as long as game consoles and it's not going anywhere.

LinuxGuru3585d ago (Edited 3585d ago )

*Looks at my custom-built Gaming PC that cost under a thousand dollars*

*smiles and shakes head @ overpriced hardware manufacturers*

y0haN3585d ago

Gaming PC? Linux Guru? Does_not_compute ;)

LeonSKennedy4Life3585d ago

Agreed.

I bet you can run NOLF on that thing, eh?

phosphor1123585d ago

As in Counter Strike Source, HL2, any other source game, Olbivion runs well on it, so on so forth. Crossover is a great program, I forget how much I got it for, I think like 20 bucks or something. Enables you to run Windows programs. I built my gaming PC for 900 (excluding monitor). It can run any game so far with ease (except crysis of course, but we know what kind of whore that is).

LinuxGuru3584d ago

LinuxGuru, by definition, means I know quite a bit about the linux OS.

It does not mean I do not use Windows.

=)

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Charmers3585d ago

Well the guy does have a point, my 8800gts is getting on these days and could do with replacing. However I look at what's out for the PC and what is becoming available and I just can't see the point in slapping £200 on a new graphics card since there is nothing out there that will use it.

But then again nothing on the console impresses me either so it isn't just the PC format having this problem. I mean sure the games look "prettier" but really we are just playing the same old crap we were playing 3 or 4 years ago.

ForROME3585d ago

Its over for PCs, except MMO's its over, yea youll have your here and there hit, but consoles will and are taking over as the mainstream gaming device.

Cheeseknight283585d ago

Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3 are going to save the next year or two, but who knows after that.

s2kphile3585d ago

If there are two games I'm looking forward they would be Starcraft 2 and Warcraft 4. Gotta remember MMO's are still popular on PC because of course all the buttons and hotkeys would be kind of hard on a controller with only like 8-10 buttons. RTS same thing and FPS games too. A controller IMO cannot replace a good keyboard and mouse. =)

Proxy3585d ago

lets remember they prefer the Wii, and play for about 2 hours per week.

PC will always have niche titles, and I'll be happy to play 'em.

s2kphile3585d ago

Thank god for Blizzard and their RTS/MMO games and Valve for their FPS games and Maxxis for the causal games.

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't The Sims the most sold franchise of all time and isn't the women who play those games? =P

TheIneffableBob3584d ago

Way to misinterpret the article, ForROME.

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